Soul Train Awards 2012 - Red Carpet By Toyota

Singer-songwriter Miguel shared some controversial thoughts regarding race issues during a heated Twitter exchange. A fan’s strange conspiracy theory seemed to get under the Grammy-winning star’s skin, and he went on a Twitter rant about race, religion and how blacks are taught to bash each other.

A fan accused Miguel of “selling his soul” and cited the song “Use Me” as supposed proof. “The real know you’ve already sold your soul, you proved it in your prayer ‘Use Me’ clearly wasn’t to God! Can’t fool us all. You even sent warning in ‘Dont look back’ you did what you thought you had to, just know the rewards are only temporary! You might need to read the words to your own song, exactly who were you asking to ‘Sedate you? Give control? To curse you?’ Nothing self-righteous at all about what I said, the lyrics are crystal clear! Just pointing out the obvious. Deception is real! Soon we will all believe right is wrong and wrong is right!”

Miguel fired back by making reference to crosses as “pagan symbols” and by saying that African Americans are quick to tear each other down. “Don’t be an idiot, there is no ‘prayer’ in ‘Use Me.’ take that over zealous self-righteousness elsewhere,” he replied.

“Im proud of my heritage but honestly, black people are the most judgmental people in the world,” he tweeted.

“We’ve been conditioned, pre-programmed to hate ourselves,” he added. “That’s why I appreciate those who choose to think and act for themselves regardless of ethnicity or culture. the problem can not be fixed until the problem is recognized.”

“Not everyone is the same thank goodness,” Miguel later tweeted. “And obviously, I love all my fans. Of course EVERYONE is judgemental. I just PERSONALLY believe WE are the most critical of our own.”

Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.